The same canny mixture of pre-teen angst, half-baked environmentalism, and lump-in-the-throat heroics that carried the first film to unexpected B.O. heights, FREE WILLY 2 is a marketing dream, that rare sequel that precisely duplicates the experience of the original. Young Jesse
(capable Jason James Richter) learns he's got an eight-year-old half-brother named Elvis (Francis Capra); together, the boys reckon with an oil spill that menaces the lovable local whales. Michael Jackson contributes another elegiac theme song.